WITH the new Microspace PC/104-Express peripheral card MSMSA104EX, Digital-Logic is now offering a solution for connecting two SATA memory devices to the PCI Express bus.
The card is based on the SATA II host controller SiL3132, has two SATA interfaces, and supports data transfer rates of up to 300MB/s for each channel.
It is connected to the PCI Express bus via one lane. Two USB ports are available to attach further peripheral devices. Software support exists for Windows XP, Windows VISTA and Linux. The onboard flash contains RAID 01 support.
The MSMSA104EX has dimensions of 90mm x 96mm x 17mm (W x L x H) and a weight of 120grams. It requires a 5V/3.3V power supply and operates within the standard temperature range of -25°C to +70°C (1GB).
The MTBF (mean time between failures) is specified with over 100,000 hours.
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